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Longstanding investor in Looksmart (and a 69 yr old ex-tradesman), who has a passionate interest in the problems of newspapers along with their success in all their monetisation attempts made, on the web. For the "times are indeed, a changin", I feel. [17th of Aug, 2011 - Print media... More
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  • A World Without MONEY - Ever Thought About It? (Part C)

    Continued on from Part B

    ALL mortgages will vanish. Banks will no longer exist.

    "Hold all positions"? Will the army "come for us"?

    Who pays them to and what with?

    When there's no 'worth' in MONEY, any more.

    Q - Cosmic Debris Would there be a minimum credit per hour for basic laboring? More for more skilled? What about people that drive down the road on the wrong side of the street ? Literally? How will this be policed? The same?

    CD ...It's what you are worth...If you feel you are not getting a good deal, you move on or, you are moved on.

    Now it may take 5 or, more years until things settle...for a life-time of FREEDOM ahead?

    People will learn to get along, very quickly or, starve.

    "What about people that drive down the road on the wrong side of the street?"

    Society won't feed them. Where will they get the fuel to do that from? Will we teach our kids "values" or, see them drive down the wrong side of the street? My son doesn't?

    We'll certainly need a police service (just as we will need prisons 'serviced'), yet they will only be required for "harm" and "trespass" matters.

    Crimes against other people/property or, the people's property.

    Synthetic drugs will almost vanish...as will corruption.

    Who wants to pay "hard earned" credits, for natural stuff that you can grow in your own back-yard?

    Including mushrooms, wattle or, whatever?

    Brewery's, wine growers, etc, will obviously still get to exist.

    Will the likes of MONSANTO get a jumper? Hardly!!!!!!!!!

    Will hard working farmers get a fair deal for working their passion?

    Mechanics? Shit carters? People who mow lawns in parks etc?

    Think of all those other roles...

    ABSOLUTELY!!

    Will fruit and vege's grow in parks? (With fruit spliced onto suitable Tree's in both parks and along streets?)

    Good judges will survive. They will 'show their hand', in the months ahead. Their role is to assist the jury. Help guide them. That's all.

    Everything will be produced ONLY on a supply and demand or, a society needs basis. LESS resources will be ripped out of the earth.

    No more wars. War equipment.

    ALL Water will be free of fluoride. Who'd object to that?

    Stubborn Bull Certainly not me Ross. All sounds good, shall we start working on making it happen now People

    Neighbors will once again start to converse with (trust) each other... We will ALL have a need to, won't we!!

    Or, should we sit back and let THEM fark it up more for us, before we all start to want to see the change for, a better world, for ALL of us.

    And, NOT just the few, of us.."I'm all-right jack/jill", is selfish! (NYSE:SB) "She'll be right mate.." Look what has happened since that was 1st said?

    We can still 'save" our credits for a trip to Paris, Rome or, Spain or, wherever. Or, 'piss it up against the wall' at our local.

    Our choice. Just don't let society see you want to try and drive home, pissed. Self regulating, over time.

    What did JFK say? ... "My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."

    It's what we can ALL do together for, a FREE world.

    Do we really want to see men, women and kids around the world smashed by bombs, killed, maimed and "chemically destroyed" for their remaining life? I don't.

    With the Judiciary on the people's side...all, acting justly...it can all happen, much quicker than anyone could ever imagine.

    Can we get their support?

    No more "legal" arguments...Only those TEN laws...to think about.

    The rest comes from "values" we learn to teach our kids.

    "Peer pressure" (among kids), does a complete back-flip then..

    In a generation or, two...think about it folks...they will love us, for giving them their FREEDOM, ad finitum.

    And all .....Without a hand lifted, in anger.

    And IF we were all thrown into a world where there is no MONEY (and we had to survive on the trading of our "value" with each other to survive - or, starve to death), wouldn't this then become an immediate answer to the over-population of the world, perceived, problem?

    Sorry Folks...For my "thinking out loud"...

    LC

    Jan 08 2:14 AM | Link | 1 Comment
  • A World Without MONEY - Ever Thought About It? (Part B)

    Continued on, from Part A

    We will quickly find that LESS (of everything), will be required.

    Intense MARKETING will become a thing of the past.

    The existing wastage of 40% of all food produced, will cease to become wasted, for starters.

    Sounds DULL? Or, should we continue down this road of "I win - you lose", for much longer? Because that is how all deals are done, these days. Causing friction and hatred between us all. :(

    Comment: "Not until two things are giving up and done away with - Individualism + Ownership then we can aim for a world like that Ross."

    Further from Stubborn Bull To be clear on what I mean..

    Individualism = People thinking of only themselves and what they can get out of a certain situation..

    Ownership = People wanting to have possessions that they allow to define who they are as BEings (people).

    Land becomes free. Society says ....Use it or, lose it...

    Stubborn Bull There's no such thing as "free". Free is just a word we use to define something we do not use currency to obtain...

    What about just having "access" to all the things you will ever need. What a thought concept huh..

    Having the ability to travel, and utilise YOUR own value (what you offer humanity), to help build a better world...

    ALL existing Co's and businesses that are worth their 'salt', can still survive.

    Worked mostly by, the very same people. For credits.

    Credits they are deemed to be worth, by the people working within their own (already structured), organisation.

    There will be many casualties. Sad, but true. Dead wood. :(

    So, WHAT are YOU really "worth" to society?

    Me? I ask myself that - because my pension will go.

    I can do "paddle pop" work or, sit on 12 person juries, for (ONLY) criminal matters.

    Older (retired) people have a lot to offer, in that regard.

    So that we (too) can earn credit, to eat and to live respectfully.

    All POWER, Water, telephones, will be free.

    Pensioners (like me) can turn on our 'air-cons' once again.

    Yet, mine hasn't been turned on, in the past 10 years or, more.

    Why? You know that answer already.

    Stubborn Bull I think the paradigm of the "business" needs to go Ross.

    ..............It only harbors and promotes greed amongst the owners unless the founder has put special purpose rules into the organisations constitution, lol, but we all know what happens when that "good" person passes away and leaves the door open for fresh blood don't we AUSTRALIA.

    No. There are no "owners". All businesses are forever run and owned by, the people.

    "Public servant" (those, no longer required to work for the people), will have a need to retrain themselves or, 'credit' their 'expertise' by finding a niche for it.

    Do you think that parents won't teach their children about "life"?

    Instead of children telling parents now - how they want to live?

    Media co's all over the world suddenly become owned, by the people.

    Mostly advising people, of the "how to and what to" do...

    Continued in Part C

    Jan 08 2:10 AM | Link | Comment!
  • A World Without MONEY - Ever Thought About It? (Part A)

    In a world without MONEY (and thus, no corporations and governments, all paper work, etc), we'd have no parking problems.

    Because half the buildings (or, more) in every city in the world, would be empty. They could be then used for housing people in, one, and two bedroom units.

    There'd only be the one law. Sorry there's 10 of them, actually.

    Now that's an idea worth chewing on.

    Q - "would it not make people lazy and not want to work?"

    If you are not trading (and, working for your) "value", you will then starve to death. Does food just fall on your plate?

    Digital credits/debits. The banks do that for us now. They charge us for it though. We, let them.

    Q - "if items are for free, or will items be only exchange of goods?"

    Who makes those items, you want for free? How do they exchange "credits" for items of food, they have to purchase? If they have no credits themselves, to buy food with?

    We all work for digital credits. We pay each other in credits, debited from our own digital account. If we don't have credits to exchange for food (for starters), we starve to death.

    We learn to understand this (quickly), or, we starve to death...

    All deals (transactions) are "one on one". Digitally recorded (all, totally transparent) for all to see. To get to know what an item is selling for. It's a market price based on supply and demand.

    We "negotiate" for the "value" we can offer a business, run by those people working in, the business.

    No one "profits" from a business. No one gets loans. No one pays taxes, rates (land is free), regos, licenses FINES, etc...

    Society becomes 'self regulating' from the mistakes we have made. If you are "worth" your salt, you are in a position to negotiate more digital credits, for the "value" you are presenting.

    Q - What if electrical grids go down? EMP attacks? EMP fries the grids?

    What happens if they go down now? The same "workers" will repair them. It's just that they'll be "paid" in digital credits, now.

    All we need to do (for a better future) is to destroy MONEY and, all the corporations in our world.

    The resources (established infrastructure and all that is in the ground), is then returned to the people of the world. To share, equally. Provided we "work" together and for and or, with each other, we won't starve.

    Those that don't want to work, will starve. Those that want to break those 10 "rules" will find themselves imprisoned by, the society they were once a part of.

    Imagine only 10 "laws"? Across the entire world?

    All those who can't work will be supported by the wealth contained within, the resources in the ground. Traded for credits, all over the world.

    We have the technology, the raw materials, the knowledge and the means (now), to achieve this reachable, idealistic reality.

    All, FREE at last.

    Q - What about elderly. Disabled?

    All those who can't work will be supported by the wealth contained within, the resources in the ground. [That are] Traded for credits, all over the world.

    For "exchanging" to meet the 'supply and demand', including here in our local market, too.

    That's what is happening now. ALL those corporations (that with no money, are destroyed), will see the resource and technology driving them - returned to, the people.

    It will hurt the 1% (of people) yet it will help, the 99%... of us people.

    It becomes, equal to all.

    We (as people), will eliminate GREED, forever...

    There will be no borders. People can travel all over the world, for the cost of the credits, as required. Be sure you can 'exist' when you get there. Or, starve.

    Continued in Part B

    Jan 08 2:05 AM | Link | 2 Comments
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